Music and theatre

Pumpgirl

Date
May 12 2019
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Newry playwright Abbie Spallen’s explosively comic play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide. A turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands.

There’s one in every town, and they call her the Pumpgirl.
She works in the garage, changes the oil and thinks she’s one of the lads.
She’s sweet on ‘No-Helmet’ Hammy, but he loves no one but himself.
He’s out all night with his racing boys, whilst wife Sinead’s off on a joyride of her own, with an ache that’s about to be cured.

It’s a turbo-charged race through the diesel fumes and country music of the Armagh badlands.
Newry playwright Abbie Spallen’s explosively comic play takes us deep into the unspoken thoughts and darkest desires of three lives destined to collide.

Jolene O’Hara as Pumpgirl
Patrick Ryan as Hammie
Seona Tully as Sinead

Written by Abbie Spallen
Directed by Andrew Flynn

Lighting Design by Mike O’Halloran
Set Design by Owen MacCarthaigh
Costume Design by Petra Breathnach

Abbie Spallen comes out all guns blazing, with a piece of sparky and intricately observed writing. – The Guardian ????

Spallen creates and peoples the borderlands of south Armagh with remarkable finesse. Showing plenty of writerly flourishes and psychological wisdom, she is a vital and hugely intelligent talent. This revival of her breakthrough play is timely. – Irish Independent